The Afghan forces killed 16 Taliban militants during separate operations in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a group of Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of the Afghan forces between Zari district and Mazar-e Sharif city.

The statement further added the Afghan force carried out airstrikes in response to the attack, killing at least 14 militants and wounding 6 others.

The airstrikes also destroyed multiple weapons and vehicles of the militants, the statement added.

Meanwhile, the 209th Shaheen Corps said the Afghan forces responded to another Taliban attack in Chemtal district, killing at least 2 militants and wounding 4 others.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the two incidents so far.

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